Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Spread a little Joy.
We are once again in the middle of the Christmas season. Each year I like to watch and wait to see if there is something special I can do to help someone have a little more joy in their heart this time of year. This year I have been acknowledging people who have given me random acts of kindness. I want them to know that to me it means a lot when they do something kind. A few days ago I was walking into a gas and goodie type store to get me a drink. As I approached the door a gentleman jumped ahead of me and opened the door with a cheerful, "please let me get that for you." I told him thank you and want on to get my drink. As I was paying I noticed the man in line right behind me. He was holding a refillable coffee mug and another cup of coffee. On impulse I told the cashier that I would like to pay for his coffee because he had been such a gentleman to get the door. She told me that she sees people come in all day and literally slam the door in other peoples faces that are coming in behind them. I paid and left with him calling out, "thank you." Today I returned to that same store. The cashier as I went to pay told me that my drink was already paid for. The gentleman had come back later and paid for my drink and asked her to make sure I got it the next time I came in. She then explained about why I had paid for his coffee. He just couldn't believe that someone had paid for his coffee for being polite. I hope it spread a little joy into his day. It gave me a lot of joy to think about his reaction. I guess it gave quite a bit of joy to the cashier too. Three people had a moment of joy. Not bad for a two dollar investment.